- Survival Guide
- RAISING SAVVY KIDS
Soothing music and rhythmic sounds are helpful for calming babies and their parents! We used a box fan and John Tesh piano CDs. Everyone relaxed! We switched to a sound machine with ocean waves and even found a take along device online at sleepybees.com. No more disturbed sleep while we are away from the house which seems to be most days. Love it!Read More
Is it me or are our lives being dominated by looking at screens? Screens of all types – TV screens, computer screens, cell phone screens. The other day, we went to some big dinner gathering and I will never forget that moment when all 10 kids were hovered around 3 cell phone screens. (Pathetic? Maybe so, and that’s a topic for another day.) In these days of looking at lots of screens, it’s also a good time to revisit some basic things to take care of your kids’ eyes.
Based on some great resources from the American Optometric Association, here’s some great tips for us dads to keep our kids’ eyes sharp and strong.
The main thing during the early years is to provide age-appropriate stimulation. Mobiles and other objects around the crib. Books. Stories. All the stuff that you probably are doing now – just keep doing it and mix it up when you can. Also, don’t forget to get an initial check-up with an optometrist at about the 1-year mark. The main things to look out for in this age: excessive tearing, excessive eye-rubbing, lots of crusties, lots of redness, oversensitivity to light, and the appearance of a white pupil.Read More
Have you ever watched Tiger Woods play golf? I don't like golf at all, and I despise playing it, but watching Tiger play is something else. He seems to win even on his really bad days. On his good days, forget about it. This writer thinks he's going to get even better... because of motivation that comes from his son.Read More
A new study was published in Pediatrics that "adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn't hurt children"Read More